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Clay Paky celebrates with the Network World Alliance
Lighting Designer
Robert Sommer
POOLGroup GmbH
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The Network World Alliance (NWA) recently celebrated its 2010 Coming Home Party in the Westfalenhalle conference centre in Dortmund, which holds up to 15,000 people. All the countries where NWA already actively works were presented for the occasion, complete with a parade of flags.

Artists of the likes of Hot Chocolate, Marianne Rosenberg, the Hermes House Band and Michael Wendler entertained the guests during the evening. POOLgroup GmbH of Emsdetten, which was in charge of show technology, provided both the technical equipment and creative content. Robert Sommer of POOLgroup GmbH was the lighting designer, programmer and operator. 

Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1200s stood out among the 240 motorized spotlights installed. The material was partially equipped with 600 metres of Slick Towerbeam. Safety was ensured by 22 two-ton Loadstar chain hoists, 60 one-ton Loadstar chain hoists, and Cyberhoist chain hoists. 

Sommer ran the show with an MA system consisting of 3 grandMA2 lights and 4 MA NPUs (Network Processing Units). The network (HP Pro Curve) was based on fibre optic cables. During the pre-programming, Sommer used the 3D grandMA display software that can be downloaded free of charge from the MA Lighting homepage. 

All the material was placed on 14 lorries, and was provided and run by POOLgroup GmbH. Robert Sommer was supported by operators Daniel Gündner (lights) and Martina Assum (video).